United Way Bay Area

My First 100 Days in the Fight Against Poverty

100 This week, I looked at the calendar and realized that I’ve come up on my first 100 days at United Way Bay Area as CEO. There is so much to cover, but mostly I’m filled with gratitude...

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Housing | Impact | United Way Bay Area

Racial Equity & Housing in the Bay Area

Homelessness has been on the rise for decades and there are more than 32,000 homeless individuals in the Bay Area. According to Housing and Urban Development’s 2019 Point in Time Count, whites comprise 43% of the general population...

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COVID-19 | Impact | United Way Bay Area

COVID-19 Community Relief: Our Impact

At the beginning of the pandemic, United Way Bay Area launched our COVID-19 Community Relief Fund to support the short- and long-term response and recovery efforts of nonprofit organizations throughout the Bay Area. We focused our response on...

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Advocacy | Impact | United Way Bay Area

United Way Bay Area 2020 Voter Guide

It’s 2020 and a huge election year. The upcoming state and national elections may be one of the most defining elections in U.S. history—but it doesn’t stop at the presidential election. In addition to the candidates on your...

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Basic Needs | COVID-19 | Empowering Youth | Partners | United Way Bay Area | What We're Up To

Backpack Drive Delivers 600+ Kits to Bay Area Families

Despite the uncertainty of school reopenings, United Way Bay Area moved forward (virtually, of course!) with our annual Backpack and School Supply Drive to support youth who couldn’t afford the tools to start the year off on the...

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COVID-19 | Housing | United Way Bay Area

Text “RENTSOS” To 211-211: Know Your Rights As A Renter

With the passage of the new statewide eviction moratorium – the Tenant, Homeowner, and Small Landlord Relief and Stabilization Act of 2020 (AB 3088) – Californians across the state are all scrambling to understand what the law means for them....

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Impact | Poverty | United Way Bay Area

Meeting the Moment in the Fight Against Poverty

Stepping into the role of CEO of United Way Bay Area takes my professional journey full circle, as we collectively meet this moment in history. Right now fire fighters across our region continue to battle blazes in the...

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2020 Census | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering | What We're Up To

Volunteer: 2020 Census Phone Banking & No-Knock Canvassing

Help support a complete and accurate count of our communities! The 2020 Census wraps up on September 30 and we are making a final push towards ensuring everyone is included. Get Involved UWBA is seeking volunteers who can...

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Spotlight | United Way Bay Area

CEO Kevin Zwick: ‘My First Six Weeks on the Job’

When I accepted the position as CEO of United Way Bay Area in June of 2020, I knew there would be big challenges ahead. The COVID-19 pandemic laid bare the inequities in our region and the lack of...

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COVID-19 | United Way Bay Area

COVID-19 Benefits: We Can Help

We’ve all heard the saying, “It takes a village”. This saying is no less true when we are talking about the difficult work ahead of us to get through the current crisis. Our Bay Area neighbors and communities...

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